Ellen Mueller

Documentation of Auricular Labor Collective at MACAA 2018

by Ellen Mueller on March 16, 2019, no comments

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I’m a little late (ok, pretty late… the MACAA conference was last October…), but still wanted to share some documentation pics from this collaboration with Guen MontgomeryMegaZines with the Auricular Labor Collective. This was a really fun performative workshop involving live-screenprinting some map-folded zines on large sheets of newsprint. The zines covered a lot of information about listening in the classroom and how to be good listeners.

Hands-On: A Collective Haptic Perspective

by Ellen Mueller on March 15, 2019, no comments

Hands

Come check out Eating and Making Together at Hands On: A Collective Haptic Perspective, which is a component program of the Early Spring Haptics Lab. This event will take place at Pancake House in Minneapolis, a small multipurpose art space on Friday, March 22, 7-10pm. Come check out a bunch of work about the sense of touch (and enjoy some cheese & discussion with me)!

Featuring work by Liat Berdugo, Mia Cinelli, Naomi E. Crocker, Michaela Doe, Will Fraser, Sherry Muyuan He, Lacey Prpic Hedtke, Willa Johnson, Miriam Karraker, Amanda Kleinhans, Sasha de Koninck, Emily McBride, Ellen Mueller, Nastja Nykaza, Maksym Prykhodko, Ziba Rajabi, Jane Rennick, Danielle Felice Riede, Morgan Schoonover, Nicole Simpkins, and Sheilah Wilson.

Opening Gathering: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7-10 pm
Visiting Hours: 1-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 3/23-3/24

Pancake House
4553 S. 34th Ave
Minneapolis, 55406

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Body + Camera Festival in Miami

by Ellen Mueller on March 9, 2019, no comments

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Crunching, a video piece made during a residency at Playa Artist Residency in Oregon, is set on the edge of a lake that dries up every summer due to commercial irrigation. It depicts various textures that, while appealing, also reflect a strained relationship between natural processes and human exploitation.

This work will be featured in the Body + Camera Festival, which presents a broad spectrum of contemporary work in experimental, dance, and performance film, and includes special screenings and artist talks aimed at provoking discussion around the event’s theme. This year’s films were selected from over 1,700 international submissions by a jury of experienced members of the performance and film community, and organized into five distinct programs and installations.

Crunching is a part of the Convening program: eight films that explore our ongoing search for physical intimacy with nature.

Mana Contemporary, Miami, FL
March 16, 2019
145 E Flagler St,
Miami, FL 33131

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Jentel Artist Residency

by Ellen Mueller on March 3, 2019, no comments

Jentel Artist Residency

Credit: http://jentelarts.org

Good news! I have been awarded a fellowship by the Jentel Artist Residency Program.  Jentel is located in a rural setting on a working cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley approximately 20 miles southeast of Sheridan, Wyoming.

During the four-week long residency (June 15-July 13, 2019), Jentel provides communal spaces designated for research, recreation, food preparation, and dining. Each artist and writer is offered a private comfortably furnished accommodation and a light airy workspace. Each resident receives a stipend to help defray living expenses during the program. Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land.

The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers a spectacularly beautiful place to peacefully work and achieve personal artistic goals in a remarkable environment.  The program residents enjoy interaction with peers and the extended community. For any artist in any media, protected time from the day-to-day necessities of living to examine and reflect upon work and the creative process is essential as a catalyst for artistic development.  For more information, visit www.jentelarts.org.